Part-Time Instructor Credentials | Kent State University

Part-Time Instructor Credentials

Part-time instructors must hold a Master’s degree or doctoral degree in fields closely related to curricular areas within the School, have substantial professional experience, and be active in their field professionally as evidenced by any of the following:

 

  • a record of successful teaching in the last three years in the specialty area to be covered by the course;
  • recent service in professional organizations dealing with the specialty area to be covered by the course;
  • substantial professional experience in the specialty area to be covered by the course;
  • a record of recent publications.

 

For initial appointment, evidence of successful teaching experience (especially online teaching if they are assigned to teach online courses) and successful communication skills should be presented.  Part-time instructors should not expect continuation of appointment. Appointment decisions are made each semester based on needs, enrollment, and available funds.

 

Part-time instructors may be recommended for temporary membership in the Graduate Faculty. Such membership must be reviewed every two years.